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By Trail Champion on Monday Feb 11 2019

A cooking fire gone awry brought 19 firefighters to a Cedar Avenue home Sunday, according to Acting Captain Lee De Pellegrin of Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue.

He said the call came in at 1:14 p.m. and crews arrived 1667 Cedar Avenue at 1:18 p.m., with the situation controlled at 1:40 p.m.

“(The) initial three-member crew found heavy smoke and fire conditions in the kitchen, and made an offensive attack to confine the fire to the kitchen area,” De Pellegrin said. “The home sustained extensive smoke damage.”

By Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A new report by BC Hydro finds when it comes to heating the home, British Columbian couples are at odds – with four in 10 admitting to arguing over the temperature.

The report titled Thermostat wars: How the battle over household temperature is turning up the heat on relationships found that while arguments about the temperature are common across the province, five per cent of couples describe their situation as an “all-out thermostat war.”

By Contributor on Monday Feb 11 2019

A pair of Penticton Peach Festival favourites will be dropping in to Okanagan Lake Park at this year’s festival.

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds and The SkyHawks have officially announced they will perform for one show only at PeachFest, thanks to the sponsorship of Peters Bros. Construction.

“As we are every time the Canadian Forces Snowbirds confirm their attendance at Peach Festival, our committee is ready and excited to host the world’s best aerobatic squadron,” said Fred Trainor, chairman of the Snowbirds committee.

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Feb 10 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a six-goal 1st period and a season-high ten tallies to help them to their 20th victory of the season in a 10-3 win over the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

By Trevor Miller on Sunday Feb 10 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters battled hard with a strong 3rd period effort but fell just short in a 3-2 loss to the Salmon Arm Silverbacks in the first of a weekend doubleheader on Friday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

Both teams opened the game well defensively and saw the opening period go without a goal as the game was 0-0 after the first 20 minutes. Adam Marcoux was on his game in the 1st period, stopping all 11 shots he faced in the frame while Ethan Langenegger turned side all 8 shots thrown his way in the opening frame. 

By Contributor on Friday Feb 08 2019

Late Thursday, the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs, Premier John Horgan and Scott Fraser, Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation, have issued the following statement to mark the start of a new reconciliation process: 

"The Office of the Wet’suwet’en and Province of British Columbia have committed to explore a path forward together, government-to-government, that seeks to build trust over time and meaningfully advance reconciliation.

By Nelson Daily Staff on Friday Feb 08 2019

As supporters of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation’s Gidimt’en clan continue to protest outside the Nelson constituent office of MLA Michelle Mungall, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources said the office will remain closed until further notice.

The decision comes after a protester chained herself to the front door of the Josephine Street location Monday following a meeting between the protest group and Nelson-Creston MLA.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Police are seeking public information after two incidents of vehicle damage and thefts earlier this month, according to Trail RCMP Sgt. Mike Wicentowich.

"On Feb. 5, between 11:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. the Trail and Greater District RCMP Detachment responded to two separate reports of vehicle break-ins in downtown Trail," he said. "In both incidents, cement cinder blocks were used to break the windows to gain access to each vehicle.  

By CBT on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

Columbia Basin Trust is announcing changes to its Board of Directors. Rick Jensen has been reappointed to the role of Chair while Jocelyn Carver, who joined the Board in 2018, has been appointed Vice-Chair.

By Trail Champion on Wednesday Feb 06 2019

On Feb. 4, Crown Counsel approved charges against a 43-year-old male for the alleged explosion and fire that occurred on May 25, 2018, at the 400 block of Rossland Avenue, in Trail.  The three charges include:

·         Produce a Scheduled Substance (Cannabis Oil) contrary to Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

·         Possess of Anything (Butane) for Production of a Scheduled contrary to Section 7(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

·         Arson by Negligence contrary to Section 436(1) of the Criminal Code.